Windows 10: Transferring my account to a new PC

Discus and support Transferring my account to a new PC in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hello dear Microsoft Community, I will be moving to another pc today. I will no more be using my current pc. I have an active Windows 10 Pro key... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by AnilOzt, Nov 30, 2020.

  1. AnilOzt Win User

    Transferring my account to a new PC


    Hello dear Microsoft Community,

    I will be moving to another pc today. I will no more be using my current pc. I have an active Windows 10 Pro key linked to my microsoft account. When switching my computer, is it enough to me to format my current pc and just link my account to my new pc to get my windows activated? or do I still need to remove the key in current pc and activate my old key in the new one?

    If just activating my account in a new pc is sufficient, would windows warn me as I have my account linked to another computer already?
    I also have Windows Office 2016 Home&Student with a key. Is it also linked to my account?


    How should I proceed? Thank you very much in advance.

    Anil

    :)
     
    AnilOzt, Nov 30, 2020
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  2. Kari Win User

    Multiple questions about installing - transfer accounts etc.

    According to you, the accounts were Windows built-in admin, a local admin and standard user. None of them needs to be moved.

    The built-in admin account, as the name says, will be there when you boot the laptop first time. It is disabled by default, you just need to enable it. For two other accounts, simply create same accounts on laptop.


    Attach the HDD to laptop using an external USB enclosure, copy contents of data folders to respective folders on laptop.


    You mentioned that the desktop accounts were / are local accounts, not Microsoft accounts. See the options to get Pro here:
    If you can still access Windows on desktop, boot it up, make it a Microsoft account and link license to that MS account. Tutorials:
    When done, see this tutorial. It will show step by step what do on the laptop to transfer desktop license to it: Use Activation Troubleshooter in Windows 10

    This article is the best I have seen about when a license transfer is possible, and when not:
     
  3. Transferring an account on Windows 10 (EDITED)

    Hi,

    As you are facing issue with transferring an account on windows 10, I would surely help you with it.

    But I would like to know the below information,


    • Entire account: are you referring to a Microsoft account or a local user account?
    If it is a Microsoft user account the same settings will synchronize to the new user account.

    Steps to transfer the files to the new admin user account.


    • Open file explorer and double click on OS (C Transferring my account to a new PC :).

    • Go to Users and try transferring all the data’s/ files to the new user account.

    I hope the above information helps. Kindly let us know if you need any further assistance with Windows. We are glad to assist you.

    Thank you.
     
    Vidyashree_C, Nov 30, 2020
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  4. Vesao Win User

    Transferring my account to a new PC

    Remove account

    I suggest you backup your personalized files first before removing the account.
    To delete an account, follow these steps:
    1. Press WIN + X keys and click Command Prompt (Admin) from the menu.
    2. Type the following command and press Enter. Replace test with the name of your sister's account. Code:
     
    Vesao, Nov 30, 2020
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